The Honolulu tech community is going to have a fantastic opportunity on December 3rd to participate in conference that is designed to shape the future of the city’s online services. I’m going and I hope you will too.
Honolulu citizens creating solutions for open government
CityCamp Honolulu (CCHNL) is an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. It is a collaborative effort to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology and participation will shape the future of Honolulu.
In an unconference format the session topics are participant driven. Over the next few months leading up to CCHNL we will solicit suggestions from the community. As an unconference, content for CCHNL is not programmed for a passive audience. Instead, content is created by participants and sessions are coordinated by facilitators. Participants are expected to play active roles in sessions. It’s peer-to-peer interaction. This provides an excellent format for creative, open exchange geared toward action.
CityCamp Honolulu is sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu and has four main goals:
- Bring together local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which we live
- Create and maintain patterns for using the Web to facilitate local government transparency and effective local governance
- Foster communities of practice and advocacy on the role of the Web, mobile communication, online information, and open data in cities
- Create outcomes that participants will act upon after the event is over
CityCamp Honolulu is just the first step in an effort to explore and document ideas, lessons learned, best practices and patterns that can be implemented within the City & County of Honolulu and shared across municipalities. Our primary focus is the use of social/participatory media, mobile devices, linked open data and leveraging the Web as a platform for transparency, Open Government and civic engagement.